Chop Suey Anyone?


 

Our English language is changing. We’ve come a long way since “Roger and Out” and “Pig Latin.” The written word especially is becoming so dumbed down I fear we’ll soon revert to the grunting stage. An extreme overuse of acronyms blended with fast paced Internet lingo makes for language chop suey.

Two people connecting on a chat site:

Chatter #1: “HF” (Hello friend)
Chatter #2: “HAWTLW” (Hello and welcome to last week)

Chatter #1: “HIG?” (How’s it going?)
Chatter #2: “K; U?” (Ok; You?)

Chatter #1: “NM” (Never mind)
Chatter #2: “J/C” (Just checking)

Chatter #1: “GAS?” (Got a second?)
Chatter #2: “EM?” (Excuse me?)

Chatter #1: “CICYHW?” (Can I copy your homework?)
Chatter #2: “WIIFM?” (What’s in it for me?)

Chatter #1: “DQYDJ” (Don’t quit your day job)
Chatter #2: “LOL” (Laughing out loud!)

Chatter #1: “NM” (Never mind”)
Chatter #2: “HINMP” (Hey, it’s not my problem.)

Chatter #1: “TAL” (Thanks a lot)
Chatter #2: “RWSF?” (Are we still friends?)

Chatter #1: “IDTS” (I don’t think so)
Chatter #2: “IDGI” (I don’t get it)

Chatter #1: “HTRJ!” (Hit the road jack!)
Chatter #2: “OW!” (Oh well!)

Author: “UGH; GRRR!”